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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-17-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By bjlakatos
In as much as I would like to do that the x chock...

In as much as I would like to do that the x chock instructions say you must also use chocks. I just canít see having two tools for the same job.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-13-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By bjlakatos
16k miles on mine. Rig is scales at 13k....

16k miles on mine. Rig is scales at 13k. Excellent product and company.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By bjlakatos
As with most late model trucks and 5ers I too...

As with most late model trucks and 5ers I too have the same problem.

One thing I noticed right away when I was evaluating this, is that pictures are deceiving. I took two pictures of my rig...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-24-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By bjlakatos
Ok so I recently applied Premium RV Slide Out...

Ok so I recently applied Premium RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner and Protectant - 14 oz - Thetford 32778 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NJ6EZ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DUSIDbG4CFH84 to myslide seals....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-18-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By bjlakatos
Slide floor replacement

Slide floor replacement
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-17-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By bjlakatos
Severe custom RV restoration & repair in Shipshewana

Anybody have any experience with this company doing significant repairs on your rig?

https://severe-custom-rv-restoration-and-repair.business.site/
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-26-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,389
Posted By bjlakatos
Auto Levelers

I installed the 6pt ground control on our 40í 5er.

We have used it for 8 mo (12trips). DW and I were discussing yesterday how it was so worth the $3200 (etrailer). We level without blocks 99%...
Forum: North Central Region 08-23-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By bjlakatos
I am finding the same problem when visiting...

I am finding the same problem when visiting friends in St Charles/Rockford area.

I really donít understand why parks are so few and far between.

Btw, Wisconsin is not much better. I am...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-20-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By bjlakatos
September in Texas Hill Country

If looking for a more natural setting/off the grid/state park experience I highly recommend So. Llano River State park. Lots of great hiking.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-16-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By bjlakatos
Chaparral 360IbL Tongue approx 3k 14K GVWR...

Chaparral 360IbL

Tongue approx 3k
14K GVWR

very happy with the layout, value, etc
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-12-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By bjlakatos
Dometic refrig

Any fridge indicator lights come on?
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 06-13-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,111
Posted By bjlakatos
I had the same issue. No where near my payload...

I had the same issue. No where near my payload max. Timbrens solved the problem.

I did not want an active airbag solution.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-26-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By bjlakatos
Thanks for posting the resolution. Your question...

Thanks for posting the resolution. Your question helped others understand potential issues causing the symptom.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-26-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By bjlakatos
2018 Sportsmen 231 RK

THATS IT!!!

If like mine, the nut head is welded to the shaft on the opposite side of the slide. You can verify by running the slide motor and you will see it spin.

So, to manually run the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-14-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By bjlakatos
I have been using the valvoline synth grease for...

I have been using the valvoline synth grease for the past several years in the RV and boats trailers.

The two things I donít like about it is it is black (canít tell how dirty it is) and if you...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-15-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By bjlakatos
Lots of folk have installed HIT light strips...

Lots of folk have installed HIT light strips (amazon $12) with a $5 Switch.

I just installed mine this weekend. Last rig I put them on the underbelly. Bad idea if you have to remove it.
...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 04-10-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By bjlakatos
Check the ground wire on the batt for corrosion

Check the ground wire on the batt for corrosion
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 04-03-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By bjlakatos
Watching

Watching
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-02-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By bjlakatos
I too notice a difference between what...

I too notice a difference between what progressive reads and my inexpensive vom says. I defer to the hw50. I do have access to calibrated voms should the need arise. I would also be interested in...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 03-26-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By bjlakatos
My money is on this one! Likely a coupling not...

My money is on this one! Likely a coupling not sealed. It is never expected to hold water not to mention pressure. (Gravity in this case).
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-24-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By bjlakatos
5th wheel suggestions

We have a 2018 Chaparral (not one of the models u listed )

This is our 6th trailer. We have spent over 100 nights and put more than 10k miles on the rig so far. We have been very happy with the...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 03-24-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By bjlakatos
Andersen rapid jack works well Also consider...

Andersen rapid jack works well

Also consider using your existing lynx blocks to make a ramp to drive the good tire up on to raise the flat tire
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-22-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By bjlakatos
5er nose too heavy ??

I just completed an install of ground control 3. The manual calls for a 50A circuit breaker.

Page 12 of the aftermarket installation manual....
Forum: New Rig Show-Off! 03-21-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By bjlakatos
Congrats. We also recently got a 5er and have...

Congrats. We also recently got a 5er and have been very happy with the towing, living space and quality of the rig....but why wait until Spring? :dance: Hope you guys enjoy the rig in good...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-15-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,006
Posted By bjlakatos
Itís all pretty standard stuff. Take pics of...

Itís all pretty standard stuff. Take pics of wiring and plumbing before disassembly so you know how to reroute and reconnect. Use tape or sharpies to mark mating parts, any trick to help you...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 03-12-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By bjlakatos
For large transactions My bank recommended never...

For large transactions My bank recommended never to do a wire transfer for security reasons.

They Recommended cash or check AND if check,Requires 5 days or so to clear before taking possession.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-05-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,736
Posted By bjlakatos
Don't use price to determine quality. As with...

Don't use price to determine quality. As with most things, more is not necessarily better. The mfgrs have been on a push to Bling-up trailers. The costs go high very quickly but it is all stuff...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-05-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By bjlakatos
TireMinder Smart TPMS (uses smartphone vs yet...

TireMinder Smart TPMS (uses smartphone vs yet another display on the dash).

I also had metal stems put on the tires.

regarding batteries, Tireminder provides them for free. They are also on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-11-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,030
Posted By bjlakatos
ROAD SIDE JACKING: I use the ramp on one wheel...

ROAD SIDE JACKING:
I use the ramp on one wheel (traileraid, rapid jack or lynx blocks-you pick). This is quick and gets me 90% there.

From that point, I use a 12T bottle jack on lynx blocks on...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-09-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By bjlakatos
OP-thanks for your post on the jack adjustment. ...

OP-thanks for your post on the jack adjustment.

I am in the process of installing Ground Control 3.0 on my rig and wondered about the ground clearance.

The manual calls for a minimum of 7"...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-09-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By bjlakatos
I only need 2" so plan do the same. Did you do...

I only need 2" so plan do the same. Did you do it yourself?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-09-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By bjlakatos
We purchased trailers to rent as a side business....

We purchased trailers to rent as a side business. Would not rent our own. That said, we did have friends that were very successful in renting their personal trailer on craigslist (even though their...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-09-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By bjlakatos
We have sold several on craigslist of various...

We have sold several on craigslist of various ages and got fair offers.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-03-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By bjlakatos
Super Bowl Sunday Projects

Oops deleted...sorry, wrong forum.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-27-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By bjlakatos
Ram 3500 Quad Cab Long Bed DRW Payload

My 2016 RAM 3500 DRW crew cab, 8íbed has the 14k GVWR pkg. I thought it was a pretty cool feature...until I got my first registration bill....it was approx 2x here in Texas. My payload is 5750. ...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-13-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,151
Posted By bjlakatos
Hey neighbor! My Ď16 Ram 4x4 DRW squatted...

Hey neighbor!

My Ď16 Ram 4x4 DRW squatted so much that folk were flashing me at night. I installed timbrens and the truck front nose high issue is resolved.

Btw did you flip the trailer...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-09-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,262
Posted By bjlakatos
RV storage and Shop...watching with envy :)

RV storage and Shop...watching with envy :)
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-07-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,973
Posted By bjlakatos
I concur with your comments above and the only...

I concur with your comments above and the only other thing I would add is the hands-free system for making calls, adjusting climate control etc.

The hands-free system Itís a great enabler for my...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-06-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By bjlakatos
My write up is on the escapees page as I am sure...

My write up is on the escapees page as I am sure you have found and are referring to.

http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/125345-texas-class-a-or-b-license-upgrade-faqs/
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 01-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By bjlakatos
Confirming excellent support by the company. ...

Confirming excellent support by the company.

18 mo ago I bought the HW50 based on the user testimonies of product features, quality and support.

One of the best decisions for us...
Forum: RV Trip Wizard - Trip Planner Topics 01-01-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By bjlakatos
While at lake Powell, consider visiting Glen...

While at lake Powell, consider visiting Glen Canyon Dam.
Forum: New Member Check-In 12-31-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By bjlakatos
Howdy neighbor! Our favs nearby are: ...

Howdy neighbor!

Our favs nearby are:

Brazos Bend State Park
Martin Dies jr State Park
Huntsville State Park
Stephen F Austin State Park
Bastrop State Park
McKinney Falls State
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-30-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,783
Posted By bjlakatos
I am looking at installing Ground control 3 as...

I am looking at installing Ground control 3 as well. Word of caution, be sure you purchase from an authorized LCI distributor. I recently had a situation with LCI Correct Track missing parts upon...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-19-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By bjlakatos
I never rotated mine...that explains why my front...

I never rotated mine...that explains why my front mileage-life was so low.

Wonít make that mistake again.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-18-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By bjlakatos
Nexen roadian tires on my DRW tow vehicle

Iíve had the exact same experience with The Nexenís that came on my 2016 Ram DRW.

Yes, they were horrible at holding gravel. Sounded likke gunshots from the fender well when leaving our...
Forum: New Member Check-In 11-15-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By bjlakatos
Hope u plan to visit Pedernales Falls and...

Hope u plan to visit Pedernales Falls and McKinney Falls state parks right in your backyard. You can get the pass on your first visit. Reservations: Texas.reserveworld.com
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-11-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,938
Posted By bjlakatos
Purchasing from a private party advice please! (California)

No easy recourse if something goes wrong. Nobody wants their $$$ or toys tied up in court.

Regarding the guy seems genuine...remember there is always a in-law, spouse, sibling behind the seller...
Forum: Northwest Region 11-11-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By bjlakatos
We camp all year too so winterizing has to be...

We camp all year too so winterizing has to be easy and fast. Plumbing problems likely will result in one or more of the following.
-ruin a trip
-costly repair (if you use Rv shop @120/hr)...
Forum: Northwest Region 11-11-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By bjlakatos
Not sure how good this would be for any length of...

Not sure how good this would be for any length of time, seals need to be kept wet. After blowing the toilet valve with air I put antifreeze in the toilet bowl.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-11-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By bjlakatos
Electrical Advice Needed.

Just to clarify, these things run off AC (120v) power:
TV, microwave, air conditioner, electric water heater (if installed)

Everything else runs off 12v DC. All 12v circuits should be fused or...
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